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The Right Tool For The Job

Posted on May 1, 2018
The Right Tool For The Job

Ever tried to use a wrench to drive a nail into a piece of wood? It might work, but it won’t be as effective as using a hammer. Why? Because a wrench wasn’t designed for that purpose. It has another skill-set. Use the wrench to fix a leaky faucet, however, and you’ll have much better results. 

People often find themselves in similar situations. Their skills, talents, abilities, and gifts may work well in one situation, but not so great in another.

 At the beginning of any project, whether it’s a solo performance or a team effort, it’s always important to carefully evaluate the talent and the task.  Without an adequate understanding of the task to be completed AND an appreciation of the talents, abilities, and skills available, you cannot effectively match the two; and a mismatch will not only make the project longer and harder than it has to be, but will often lead to failure.

Want to complete a project successfully? Make sure you’re using the right tool for the job.


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The Greatness Zone

Posted on March 1, 2018
The Greatness Zone

 

Discovering your Greatness Zone-that place where talents and abilities meet passion and purpose-is a critical part of finding success and satisfaction in life.  It’s also a critical part of becoming the best “you” you can be.

Have you found your Greatness Zone?  If not, consider the following: 

• How much of your day are you involved in activities and goals that reflect what you really love to do, what you’re interested in, passionate about, or energized by?

• Are you utilizing skills and talents that you perform extremely well? 

• Are you utilizing skills and talents that you find rewarding?

• Do you know the style of communication you prefer?  Do others know what style of communication you prefer?

• Do you know what factors contribute to your motivation?

 Finding your Greatness Zone will have an enormous impact on your personal and professional life.  When you find it, both will flourish.


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Model Behavior

Posted on February 1, 2018
Model Behavior

 

One of the best ways to improve performance in others is to reinforce positive behavior. People need to know when they are performing well.  They need to have a sense of correct performance, and they need to experience success and the positive feelings that come along with it.  In other words, positive behavior positively reinforced returns positive results.

What's the most effective way to reinforce positive behavior?  Model it.

A positive role model motivates others into positive behavior. Being a positive role model not only earns the trust and respect of others, it encourages positive behavior by example.

Are you modeling the positive behavior you'd like to see in others?


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What's Your Plan

Posted on January 1, 2018
What's Your Plan

 

As the new year begins, so too does a new set of resolutions. We make lists of things we’d like to achieve, set goals, make promises.  The first few weeks, perhaps even months, things go well, but for many of us by the end of the year, we fall short of our target. 

Why?  Because too often we fail to plan.

Whether your goal for the new year is personal or professional, modest or ambitious, the key to actually achieving it is to have a plan in place. 

The “Plan”

Step One: Define the goal.  Make sure you have a firm understanding and a clear picture of the objective.

Step Two: Plot your course.  Once you know what you want to achieve, determine how you’re going to achieve it.

Step Three: Prepare for obstacles. Create a plan that prepares for a variety of potential pitfalls.  Expect the unexpected.

Step Four: Stay focused.  Don’t lose sight of your goal; keep pushing yourself towards it.   

Make 2018 a great year . . . make a goal, make a plan, and make it happen!

 

 

 

 

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